Effective Leadership for Humanitarian Action and Social Change

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This e-learning course is geared toward emerging leaders of local, national, and international humanitarian and development organisations, as well as those with a general interest in the topic of leadership in these contexts. The course reviews leadership models and applies them to the specific challenges of humanitarian and field-based development work. Current analyses and case studies of leadership in the humanitarian and development sectors will be explored and discussed. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own leadership values and strengths, and develop a personal leadership action plan. Participants completing the course will have had the chance to explore models of leadership, compare those against individual values and competencies, and identify and begin to practice leadership skills.

This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, discussion, webinars, a written assignment and quizzes, and is offered over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Participants will complete the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments, and participate in group discussions. Case studies will be used to enable interactive learning and activities. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Course outline

Week 1: Models and significance of leadership
Week 2: Diagnosis and contextual analysis as critical skills
Week 3: The importance of relationships, networks, and communication
Week 4: Questions, decisions, and failure – the leader’s role
Week 5: Adaptive and invitational leadership
Week 6: Values, competencies, and the learning leader

Fee information

Tuition fee for participants: € 345; tuition for auditors: € 135. There are no scholarships or discounted tuition rates available for this course. Payments can be made online by major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer. Bulk rates are available.

How to register

For more detailed information and online registration, please visit: www.hrea.org/leadership